Media Effects: Advances in Theory and Research (Routledge Communication Series)
ISBN 10: 1138590223
ISBN 13: 978-1138590229
ISBN 10: 1138590185
ISBN 13: 978-1138590182
Now in its fourth edition, Media Effects again features essays from some of the finest scholars in the field and serves as a comprehensive reference volume for scholars, teachers, and students.
This edition contains both new and updated content that reflects our media-saturated environments, including chapters on social media, video games, mobile communication, and virtual technologies. In recognition of the multitude of research trajectories within media effects, this edition also includes new chapters on narratives, positive media, the self and identity, media selection, and cross-cultural media effects. As scholarship in media effects continues to evolve and expand, Media Effects serves as a benchmark of theory and research for the current and future generations of scholars.
The book is ideal for scholars and for undergraduate and graduate courses in media effects, media psychology, media theory, psychology, sociology, political science, and related disciplines.
About the Author
Mary Beth Oliver is the Bellisario Professor of Media Studies in the Bellisario College of Communications at Pennsylvania State University, USA, where she also serves as Co-Director of the Media Effects Research Laboratory.
Arthur A. Raney is the James E. Kirk Professor of Communication in the College of Communication and Information at Florida State University, USA.
Jennings Bryant is CIS Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama, USA.